I have very few words about the horror that was Ferguson and South St. Louis last night. It kept me up, the images of ferocious fast all encompassing fires. But one image has stayed with me and maybe says all that needs to be said this morning. It is a picture of Ferguson small business owner, Natalie DeBose who owns Natalie's Cakes and More which she opened on June 29th. Previously to this she sold her cakes at flea markets to save up money to get her own shop.
After the August riots and upheaval, she was often interviewed by local news stations as she described her struggle to keep her business open. Then came last night and her store front window was smashed.
Just don't burn my shop down, she pleaded, Don't destroy it.